Lady Ninja Kasumi, Volume 1
Lady ninja kasumi
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Directed by Hiroyuki Kawasaki
Produced by Tadao Kasahara
Written by Manga:
Jin Hirano
Yoji Kanbayashi
Ribon Kawasaki
Cinematography Tomoyuki Iwasaki
Editing by Hiroyuki Kawasaki
Released September 22, 2005
Running time 72 min.
Followed by Lady Ninja Kasumi, Volume 2: Love And Betrayal
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Lady Ninja Kasumi, Volume 1 (真田くノ一忍法伝 かすみ Sanada Kunoichi Ninpo-den: Kasumi) is a 2005 Japanese V-cinema release. It is the first film in a 3-part series of low-budget exploitation films featuring sword-fighting action, mild nudity, and a few soft-core love scenes. The rating for the edited version is 16+ and older by Tokyo Shock but the uncut version is 18+ and older by Kitty Media.


The story of the Lady Ninja Kasumi films, as well as the original manga, takes place during the Sengoku period - a chaotic time in Japan's history between the 15th and 17th centuries during which constant military conflict between states and political intrigue were the norm. When Kasumi and her little brother are orphaned they are adopted by a warlord. She joins the Kunoichi, a powerful group of female ninjas, in order to protect her brother as well as her newly-adopted clan. When Kasumi investigates the disappearance of one of their spies, she discovers the spy was killed by an opposing clan. In her attempt to exact revenge for the murder she finds herself injured and being taken care of by a young man named Shingo. Her attraction to Shingo is in direct conflict with her Kunoichi code and she is forced to reevaluate her loyalties.


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